1860 U. S. Census of Bosque County

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1860 Census Column Headings

Column 1 - Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
Column 2 - Families numbered in the order of visitation
Column 3 - The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1860, was in this family
Column 4 - Age
Column 5 - Sex
Column 6 - Color (white, black, mulatto)
Column 7 - Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male and female, over 15 years of age
Column 8 - Value of Real Estate
Column 9 - Value of Personal Estate
Column 10 - Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
Column 11 - Married within the year
Column 12 - Attended School within the year
Column 13 - Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read & write
Column 14 - Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict

1860 Census Enumeration Districts

The 1860 census did not have enumeration districts. Instead there was a place on each census page to show the nearest Post Office. The 1860 census had locations for Clifton, Meridian, Norman Hill, Flag Pond, and Cyrus. On a number of pages, the Post Office originally indicated had been crossed out and another written afterwards. The following Post Office locations should be used as a guide only. It is quite likely that there was considerable overlap from the preceding and subsequent page.

Post Office Census Pages
Clifton 32A-33A
Norman Hill 33B-34B
Clifton 35A-36A
Meridian 36B-37A
Clifton 37B
Meridian 38A-39A
Clifton 39B
Flag Pond 40A-41B
Clifton 42A-42B
Norman Hill 43A
Clifton 43B-45B
none given 46A
Cyrus 46B-48A
Clifton 48B
Meridian 49A-51A
Clifton 51B
Meridian 52A
Clifton 52B
Meridian 53A

1860 Census Data Summary

General Population Characteristics
Total Population 2005
Free Population 1712
Slave Population 293
Total Number of Males 1,054
Total Number of Females 951
Number of Native-Born White Persons 1624
Number of Foreign-Born White Persons 88
Number of White Males 916
Number of White Females 796
Number of Male Slaves 138
Number of Female Slaves 155
Number of Slave Holders 51
Total Number of Families 313
Total Number of Farms 85
Number of Acres of Improved Land in Farms 4,953
Number of Acres of Unimproved Land in Farms 42,546
Cash Value of Farms $156,417
Value of Farming Implements and Machinery $9,801
Value of Livestock $226,260
Value of Orchard Products $0
Value of Market Garden Products $0
Value of Homemade Manufactures $616
Value of Animals Slaughtered $9,258
Number of Farms 3-9 acres 4
Number of Farms 10-19 acres 14
Number of Farms 20-49 acres 35
Number of Farms 50-99 acres 18
Number of Farms 100-499 acres 14
Number of Farms >499 acres 0
Land Value
Value of Real Estate $287,360
Value of Personal Property $743,811